Welcome to the blog of Shropshire National Shop Stewards Network (S-NSSN).
The National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) was initiated by the RMT transport union, and launched at it's first national conference in July 2007. It is now also supported nationally by CWU, PCS, NUM, POA and the NUJ. There have now been five further conferences, which have seen the NSSN go from strength to strength with regional and local networks springing up across the country. S-NSSN has been initiated by local trade union reps, and rank and file activists in June 2011.
Organising mutual solidarity when trade unions are in dispute will be at the heart of our work. We will also share information to develop ways of successfully resisting attacks on our union rights, jobs, pay, conditions and pensions. We aim to build a movement that can help sweep the anti-union laws off the books and make them inoperable in the meantime.
Bringing new blood into our movement is vital so the NSSN will encourage younger workers, agency and migrant workers to join their unions, organise in their workplaces and become reps themselves.
Full membership of the NSSN is open to all elected trade union reps who are not national paid full-time officials: so if you are a shop steward, local rep, branch official, health and safety rep, trades council delegate or union learning rep, your place is in the NSSN as well as your own union. Of course, ALL union members are welcome to attend our meetings.
The NSSN does not interfere in internal trade union business, but seeks to strengthen confidence, democracy and accountability at all levels of all our unions. We seek affiliations from all official trade union bodies, from local branches to national unions.
We seek the co-operation and support of local trades union councils in building our network. In turn the NSSN can help revitalise dying trades councils and help to start new ones by putting known workplace reps in a town or city in touch with one another.
Please contact us via the blog or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved in the network!